Retrospective of a Bauhaus American Abstract Artist
Werner Drewes (1899-1985)
April 27 - May 22
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 7pm & by appointment
Opening reception, Friday, April 29, 6-9pm
Art Walk reception: Friday, May 13, 6-9pm
Gallery B's May exhibition features the work of the legendary late artist Werner Drewes.
Werner Drewes, 1899 – 1985, was a printmaker and art teacher. Considered to be one of the founding fathers of American abstraction, he was one of the first artists to introduce concepts of the Bauhaus school within the United States. He was a founding member of the American Abstract Art group in New York City and was an active participant and manager of the Atelier and Works Progress Administration programs. Drewes has work at major galleries throughout the world, and was the first artist to have a solo show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, prior to his death in 1955.
This exhibition will feature free special events throughout the month, beginning with its opening reception on Friday, April 29 from 6-9pm. Gallery B will join downtown Bethesda galleries and art spaces for the May Art Walk on Friday, May from 6-9pm.
Friday, April 29, 6-9pm: Opening reception
Saturday, April 30, 2-4pm: “Growing up with an Eccentric Artist, My Life with Opa”
Hosted by the Washington Print Club and featuring Werner Drewes’ granddaughter and show curator, Karen Seibert. Also, meet Ingrid Rose of the Drewes Catalog Raisonne project. RSVP*.
Saturdays, 10am-12pm: Printmaking for Kids
Local artist and teacher Kim Herrera introduces children to printmaking while you peruse the gallery. Drop in; parent attendance at the gallery required.
Sundays, 10am-12pm: Collaging for Kids
Local artist and teacher Kim Herrera introduces children to collaging while you peruse the gallery. Drop in; parent attendance at the gallery required.
Sunday, May 1, 4-6 pm: Frames by Rebecca
Kris Eshleman presents “Advice from a Framer.” Learn about preservation of your treasured artwork and photos and how to choose a reputable framer. Hands on demo. RSVP*.
Friday, May 6, 6-9 pm: “The Art of Collecting Art”
Joan and Bruce Weber, local collectors, share their extensive experience of enriching life through art collecting. Please RSVP*.
Friday, May 13, 6-9 pm: Bethesda Art Walk
Stop by Gallery B on your tour of Bethesda art and experience the vibrancy of Drewes’ art while enjoying refreshments.
Saturday, May 14: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
Open all day while the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is in session.
Sunday, May 15, 4-6 pm: Frames by Rebecca
Kris Eshleman presents “Advice from a Framer.” Learn about preservation of your treasured artwork and photos and how to choose a reputable framer. Hands on demo. Please RSVP*.
Friday, May 20, 6-9 pm: Grand Finale with Creative Goldsmiths, Dealers in Dreams
Enrich your life with modern works of art. Learn about design and gems. Bring a special jewelry piece for a verbal appraisal. Serving samples of Chouquette Chocolates, wine, and other gourmet delights. Raffle! RSVP*.
Saturday, May 21, 4-6 pm: Adult Workshop
Learn the techniques of relief printmaking and/or collaging. RSVP*.
Sunday, May 22, 3-6 pm: Final Closing Program
Hosted by The Women’s Club of Chevy Chase.10% of proceeds of art sales go to charity! Serving samples of Chouquette Chocolates, wine, and other gourmet delights. RSVP*.
*To RSVP for an event, please contact the curator at Karen@Seibertgroup.com or 301-346-9033. Alternatively, you can RSVP at www.DrewesFineArt.com under “Contact the Artist’s Family.”
Bethesda Painting Awards
Gallery hours: Wednesday- Saturday, 12-6pm
Opening reception: Friday, June 10
The Bethesda Painting Awards is downtown Bethesda's annual juried art competition that exclusively honors painters from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. $14,000 in prize monies are awarded to the top four painters annually.
John Aquilino, Rockville, MD
Katie Baines, North Chesterfield, VA
Amy Chan, Henrico, VA
Andy Karnes, Baltimore, MD
Richard Levine, Falls Church, VA
Erin Raedeke, Montgomery Village, MD
Amy Sherald, Baltimore, MD
Tanja Softic, Richmond, VA